floods of 1937

 

 

Newport Flood Scene

 

 

Newport Flood Scene

Newport Flood Scene
How much greater was the '37 flood
 than its predecessors?  Lots.
The reach of the 1937 flood in Newport.

 

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We put red lines on Ninth and Patterson to help you orient yourself   Looking east from the Licking

 

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Looking South from the Ohio.
Note Courthouse on far right
Looking Southeast from the Ohio.
Note Courthouse on left.
Most of these aerials are all from January 23 - a couple of days before the crest.

 

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Aerial Views of the 1937 Flood

 

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 1937 Flood

  Aerial View of
the 1937 Flood
Looking West, over 
the Licking River
Looking Southwest,
Newport, 1937

 January 25, 1937. Wow. To help you orient,
we've put the red lines on Fifth and Central.

 

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Foot of the Central Bridge Newport Aerial An aerial view L&N, and Central Bridges

 

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Sixth and Columbia Monmouth,
towards Third
Fifth and Central Fifth and York Fourth and York
These five photo's were all taken by John Bischoff

     

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West End of Newport,
 1937 Flood
Newport, 1937 Trenkamp's Garage,
 1937

 

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Third & Linden,
looking South
1937,  from the
Taylor Mansion
5th & York, looking west
First National Bank
Building on the right
Newport Riverfront,
sort of, 1937

 

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East from L&N Bridge 2nd and Park East from L&N Bridge The water suctioned this pole up out of the ground  

 
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Looking North on Monmouth from 4th, 1937
That's the 4th Street School's rock wall on the right
5th & Washington, 1937 3rd & Washington, 1937

 

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Washington Street looking
north towards 4th, 1937
Thanks to Patty Stanger Ludwig
for this picture taken by her Dad.
The Green Derby
 in the '37 Flood.
Thanks to several folks who
emailed me to locate this one.
York, at Southgate Alley,
1937. That's Raymond and
Edith Adler's Cafe at 323 York

 

Newport Flood Scene

Furniture could pile up on a roof like this because someone removed it from their home to try to save it, or they fished it out of the flood waters, or it simply washed down river and landed here.

 

Newport Flood Scene
January 25, 1937
The L&N RR Bridge, across the Licking, converted for auto traffic.|
Read the story here.

 

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Purple People Bridge Flood of 1937 at Newport

 

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Newport in 1937 Fourth & Brighton 9th and Patterson Southgate Street,
 January 21st: ten
days before the crest
       
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Isabella Street, Newport Southgate Alley, near Isabella Southgate Alley, near Isabella Close Up of the Car Barn

 

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East Third Street, the day of the Crest

 

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3rd Street Far Southwest Newport, looking
Northeast, across Licking, to Covington
Thanks to Patty Stanger Ludwig for these picture, taken by her Dad.

 

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Walter McAtee and John Kaderlick clear wires. Fourth and Patterson
from a Facebook post by Jim Deaton
  333 Club, represented to be Newport in 1937
from a Facebook post by Buddy Dittus, Jr.


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1937 Flood Isabella between
18th & Keturah
West on 8th at Columbia Looking
east on W. Fourth


 

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3rd & Beech Streets.  "Water
from Mill Bottoms & Ohio
River met at this corner.
3rd & Washington, looking
West.  L&N Bridge in the|
distance.  Old Spiegel
home at right, center. 
North on Beech at Third
Street in Newport,
4th & Saratoga.  Building
the ramp for service over
the L&N Bridge to Cincinnati. 

All of these were taken on January 26, 1937, the day the river crested.

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  This article, almost a week before the crest, reports 55 blocks flooded, here.

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Washington from Fourth Columbia and Second Second Street, looking West
 
These three photos were all taken by John Bischoff

 

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Fourth & Saratoga
photo by John Bischoff
1937 Looking Down Monmouth
from the 4th street school
Somewhere in
Newport, 1937

 

 

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Newport, 1937 Third and York Foot of York

 

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Sixth & Mill Bottoms in Newport,
looking East toward Bellevue,
January 26, 1937
River Scene from 1937

 

River Scene from 1937

 

Campbell Frill Line

All of the images in this
section are from Facebook
posts by Bev Achzehner Harber
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Ramp to Approach the L&N
Bridge on the Licking
January 26, 1937
Park Ave., below 3rd,
January 29, 1937
     
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from the 3rd Floor window of
311 E. 5th, the Trotter Home,
January 27, 1937
5th & Washington,
Trotter Home,
January 26, 1937
Trotter Sisters' row
houses on 5th,
January 26, 1937
     
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3rd & Washington,
January 29, 1937
3rd & Washington,
looking west.
January 29, 1937
W. 8th between Patterson
and Isabella, looking NE.
from a boat in 14 feet of water.
January 26, 1937
     
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Park Ave., below 3rd,
January 29, 1937
N. on Monmouth, from 4th
January 27, 1937
 

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We found on-line a pdf of Donald F. Bauer's master's thesis from Xavier, titled
Floods to Floodwalls in Newport, Ky., 1884-1951.  Before you hit the print button,
note that it's 127 pages long.  It's at this site.

Newport Flood Scene

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These are all from 1940 Newport

 

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Along the Licking
It's post-1937, since there's
a flood wall, likely 1948.
Protective emergency levee
for the 1948 Flood
Newport in the Flood of 1948

Newport Flood Scene